Farming Rural 18

Fokko Peter Buurma

March 22, 1964 ~ May 20, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Fokko Peter Buurma, beloved husband of Betty Buurma, entered into rest on May 20, 2023 at the age of 59 years.

A funeral service will be held at the Buurma Acreage (64027 Manitoba Hwy 464, Brookdale, MB) on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Fokko Peter Buurma

Born March 22, 1964 in Bunderhammrick Germany Came to Canada with the Germany Military 1987 met his wife of 34 years in Nov 1987 and were married in March 1989. They remained in Canada living outside of Shilo, Fokko got out of the military and in 1993 they purchased Betty’s Parents place where they still reside . Also that year they had their first child Tess then in 1996 Thomas , 2000 Nicole.

He worked at Shilo Farms til 1996 then became an owner / partner in Mid-Plains Implements where he remained until he Retired Dec 31,2022 (26 years) Fokko was a great community volunteer in many communities- Carberry & Area community Foundation , Carberry 4-H beef club - involved in Building the new 4-H barn.  Carberry Legion where he was currently President.

Brookdale Mens Curling Club and Community Centre involved in Building the new curling club and more .

Shilo Service Club member

Left to mourn wife Betty , children Tess (Matt) Granddaughter Braelynn, Thomas (Skylar), Nicole (Dustin) Sister in Germany Herma (Horst) Kathrin , Evelyn , Emma, Jason + Heiko.

In-laws Hank + Grace Loewen , Ed Loewen, Elaine +Brien Powles, Dave +Donna Loewen, Ken Loewen + Geneane Feland , Irv + Loi Loewen and many nieces and nephews.

Pre - deceased

Parents Fokko +Klasine Buurma

Parents in- law Henry +Katie Loewen

Sister-in-law Edna Loewen


Funeral Service
May 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Betty and Fokko Buurma Acreage
64027 Manitoba Hwy 464
Brookdale, MB R0K 0H0


CancerCare Manitoba
675 McDermot Ave. Room ON1160, Winnipeg MB R3E 0V9

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5


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